Saturday, 23 April 2016

And introducing...

Pearl Mackie as Bill. Who judging by her first two-minute adventure will be funny.

And fan art from Stephen Byrne, which was Ms. Mackie’s first retweet post announcement, which I will take as a good sign.

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Prince

His name was Prince, and he was funky. And a superhero.

It would be pretty easy to construct a time and space odyssey from his fantasy and SF lyrics and notes.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Victoria Wood

Victoria Wood was funny, smart, odd and lovely. She also gave us Jim Broadbent as the Doctor (poking fun at the technobabble rather than the effects) and for that alone she would be worth celebrating.

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Warlord Games miniatures previews

10, Martha, Wilf, Judoon and captain and the previously-previewed Zygon, physical and painted. Apparently at a scale where 10 is 33mm. So they may not be compatible with, er, anything. Which seems like a shame.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

More Titan Doctor Who comics

Today sees issue one of the Ninth Doctor ongoing series, and news of a Torchwood series as well with John Barrowman and his sister Carol writing it.

Need an adventure idea? There should be at least one on the stands every week, I reckon, and generally good ones too.

Friday, 8 April 2016

Soviet Moon Bases In Children's Books

Soviet Moon Bases from 1950s and 60s ideas, some from children’s books. Some with helicopters. Somehow this bothers me more than people walking around without spacesuits.

Monday, 4 April 2016

Class cast

Registration for Class is now well underway.

“I’ve always wondered if there could be a British Buffy,” Steven Moffat comments, filling those of us who remember Demons with an icy dread.

Sunday, 27 March 2016

The Easter Rising, 1916

I do not feel qualified to discuss this, so I will just note that this is the 100th anniversary of a major turning point in Irish history.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Caroline Herschel

Caroline Herschel, astronomer and comet hunter, receives an animated Google Doodle spreading the word on her 266th birthday.

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Rakhee Thakrar in the TARDIS?

I would be cool with this rumour, having cast here in one of my DWAITAS games.

Meanwhile, Peter Capaldi has been speaking about the show wandering the BBC One schedule. I concur. Down with this sort of thing.

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

The Aliens on e4

A new British genre series, The Aliens is... well, it’s District 9 with humanoids, really. A customs and immigration officer on the wall keeping refugee aliens out of human civilisation. As metaphors go its pretty familiar, and the alien ghetto has a similar run-down look. The aliens being humanoid gives it a less them-and-us initial setup, and being a series it individualises more aliens.